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Italian Wedding Soup

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This recipe yielded enough meatballs for 2 meals. I made this soup and will use the rest for meatball and marinara sauce subs. This soup is quite easy to make and is delicious. Although it’s name suggests it, this soup is not Italian. It is an American creation that is quite popular. Enjoy!
  Ground beef/You can use chicken instead of beef. 1⁄2 Pound
  Italian sausage 1⁄2 Pound
  Bread crumbs 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), minced
  Egg 1 , lightly beaten
  Heavy cream 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped parsley 3 Tablespoon
  Shredded parmesan 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Onion 1 Small, grated
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Yellow onion 1 , chopped
  Celery stalks 2 , chopped
  Carrot 1 Large, diced
  Chicken broth 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Dry white wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Small pasta 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Spinach leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Take beef and sausage in a bowl and add 1/3 cups bread crumbs and 3 minced garlic cloves and 1 egg lightly beaten and 2 TBS of heavy cream and ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese and 3 TBS chopped parsley and add 2 TBS salt and pepper.
Grate very small onion in to the mixture using a smallest part of the grater.
Mix really well and make little meat balls.
Bake the meat balls for 30 minutes at 350 degrees
Heat 2 TBS of olive oil and add 1 chopped medium yellow onion and add 2 celery stalks which are chopped and add large carrot which is diced.
Cook for 5 to 6 minutes until vegetables are soften.
Now add 6 cups of chicken broth.
Add half a cup of dry white wine, if you don’t want to use alcohol you can skip this step.
Allow simmering for five minutes.
Add ¾ cup of small pasta.
Allow cooking for 6 to 7 minutes and add meat balls in to it.
Add black pepper and mix well.
Finally add quarter cup of spinach leaves and mix.
Soup is ready; finally add some more parmesan cheese to this.

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Recipe Summary

Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Have you tried the very popular Italian meatball soup at home but are still unsure about your skills. Don’t be disheartened, watch this video for the Italian meatball soup. The chef shows a simple and healthy way to make it. And shows how the leftover meatballs into a sub.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 706 Calories from Fat 432

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 48 g74.1%

Saturated Fat 17.4 g87%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 161.6 mg53.9%

Sodium 1731.6 mg72.1%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.4%

Dietary Fiber 3.3 g13.1%

Sugars 6.5 g

Protein 32 g64.5%

Vitamin A 105% Vitamin C 37.3%

Calcium 24.4% Iron 18.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Italian Wedding Soup Recipe Video